Diplomatic Language Services Reviews

Updated May 16, 2015
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  1. Good place for short-term employment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Rosslyn, VA

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule Friendly co-workers Telecommuting options Comfortable atmosphere

    Cons

    No long-term job security Low-end pay


  2. Great place, where you can share your language, culture with smart and motivated students.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Language Instructor in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Language Instructor in Rosslyn, VA

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Management, good location,

    Cons

    Pay is not that high, but its ok


  3. Great place to work at!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, international environment, networking.

    Cons

    short-term contracts, lack of clarity on future assignments.


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  5. great working envirnment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services

    Pros

    nice and helpful manager and colleagues

    Cons

    not able to think of any


  6. Great people, but lack of good management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's very diverse and you get to work with a lot of wonderful instructors and employees.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to care much what their employees think.


  7. Instructor of Russian language and ulture

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services as a contractor

    Pros

    A good payment of $20-22/hr; adult students, having textbook you may choose a teaching plan by yourself.

    Cons

    many instructors-- few students, as a result less working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more working hours.


  8. a former employee

    Former Contractor - Instructor in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching a language to adult student

    Cons

    the lack of students for teaching


  9. tutoring language

    Former Contractor - Instructor in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    To teach adult students using basic textbook an your own knowledge.

    Cons

    lack of student for teaching


  10. Great place to start and get a lot of experience in different areas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great coworkers and office culture - Cultural parties and events - Opportunity to become involved in a lot of different projects - Best for someone starting out to gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    - Sometimes disorganized management (I think they're trying to improve) - Poor communication between departments (also getting better) - Salaries sometimes lower than expected - Lack of appreciation and acknowledgement from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Have more ways to encourage and reward outstanding employees


  11. Short hours -- an interesting job.

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and support. Possibility to employ your knowledge for people who already working with Russian people or texts,

    Cons

    A few working hours because lack of students.

    Advice to Management

    Get more customers for their tutoring.



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